Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten is perhaps most known for its operation along Norway’s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. But as world leader in exploration travel, we also offer expedition cruises in Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Alaska, Northwest Passage and more.

“The World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage”
Hurtigruten is sometimes referred to as the Norwegian Coastal Express. The 11 coastal ships sail almost the entire length of the country, completing the round-trip journey from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again in 12 days, calling 34 ports. The trip along the Norwegian coast has been described as the “World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage.” Hurtigruten’s expedition ships MS Fram, MS Midnatsol, MS Spitsbergen, MS Nordstjernen and MS Roald Amundsen offer Explorer voyages to Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen, the Americas, Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean. 

HURTIGRUTEN OFFERS

Book by 31 Oct 2021

 

NORWEGIAN COASTAL EXPRESS
Up to AUD1,500 per cabin ON BOARD CREDIT*

Available across our Classic Coastal Voyages, Complete Norway and Follow The Lights small group tour packages
Valid for travel from Sep 2022 to May 2023

  

EXPEDITIONS
Up to AUD1,500 per cabin ON BOARD CREDIT*

Available across all Expedition destinations, except Galapagos and West Africa
Valid for travel from Sep 2022 to Mar 2023

 

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Norwegian Coastal Express

The Original since 1893

Sailing north and south along the scenic Norwegian coast connecting 34 key communities, in all seasons

The Norwegian Coast

Our cruises along the Norwegian coast rightly earns its place in the hall of fame of iconic traveller routes along with other classics like the Orient Express, Europe’s Danube, and the revered Route 66. After all, it’s known as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage” for a reason.

Experience Norway’s beautiful fjords, charming ports, and rare wildlife under the Midnight Sun or spectacular Northern Lights. Our daily departures take you on voyages where no other ships go. No matter the season, all cruises with Hurtigruten are thrilling adventures filled with amazing scenery and active experiences.

Northern Lights Promise*

Northern Lights Promise on Norway Voyages

The beautiful Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature’s ultimate light show. We know that no trip to the Arctic Circle is quite complete without experiencing this highlight at least once on your journey. If the Northern Lights do not appear on your voyage to Norway, we will give you another 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE*. The promise is applicable on select voyages between 1 October and 31 March*. 

*Full Terms & Conditions apply.

Expeditions

For explorers by explorers

Discover our world up close with the experts on sustainable, knowledge-centred expedition cruises

Expedition Cruises

Our history of exploring polar regions outside of Norway traces back to 1896, making us one of the most experienced travel companies in the world. Hurtigruten offers you breathtaking experiences of nature in remote corners of the world, offering voyages that appeal to those who value real exploring.

Get up close and personal with wildlife, culture and incredible scenery – from pole to pole. With our explorer voyages, we take you from the polar bears of Svalbard in the north to the penguins of Antarctica in the south with our fleet of advanced, intimately-scaled expeditions ships.

You don’t need to climb Everest to be considered an explorer. With Hurtigruten’s explorer fleet, you can realise your dreams large or small, from setting foot on untouched wilderness to simply trying something new. Join us! Let us help you connect with your inner explorer on an unforgettable journey.

Destinations

Alaska, Antarctica, British Isles, West Africa & Cape Verde Caribbean and Central America, Europe, Galápagos Islands, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Northwest Passage Cruises, Norway, South America, Svalbard and Transoceanic

Explore across to the Galápagos Islands, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard and beyond

Authentic, significant and breathtaking experiences

Experienced crews

Immerse yourself in culture, nature and wildlife

More than 200 excursions/activities

Broad and diverse expedition fleet

Advanced technology

Safer Together

As we prepare for the safe restart of our expedition cruises, we’ve introduced strict measures on all our Hurtigruten Expedition ships designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Your safety is our highest priority.

Our highest priority is the safety of our guests, our employees, and the communities we visit. We’ve partnered with experts in health and safety to design new protocols and procedures to be safer together as we restart our expedition operations.   

We will continuously evaluate our health and safety procedures and update the information on this page. Specific measures may vary per sailing, local regulations, the latest scientific and medical advice, and the conditions at the time of sailing. We will inform you of the specific measures in place for your cruise before departure.

What We Do

Embarkation screening

We’ve put in place strict embarkation requirements for both guests and crew members. Specific requirements may vary by sailing but may include pre-travel testing, health screening, and requesting proof of vaccination. 

New health and safety protocols

In addition to enhanced cleaning and disinfection, we’ve introduced new protocols, including face mask regulations, capacity limitations, and other measures in line with local requirements.

Continuous monitoring to identify risks and take prompt action

We’ll regularly monitor the health of our guests and crew during each cruise. Then, if required, we’ll initiate the robust procedures we’ve established for outbreak prevention and response.

Onboard Medical Center with high-quality care and expertise

We’ve expanded our onboard medical capabilities. Our expedition ships feature a well-equipped Medical Center staffed with a doctor and nurse available at all hours.

What You Do

Travel requirements

We expect you to follow all applicable travel or quarantine restrictions you may be subject to, whether at home or your destination.

Embarkation screening

We’ll inform you of the embarkation requirements for your cruise – please ensure that you fulfil all the obligations before you travel. We also ask that you arrive at your assigned check-in time to adhere to physical distancing requirements.

Health and safety protocols

During your cruise, you’ll be required to follow all social distancing, face covering, and handwashing policies to ensure everyone’s safety.

Monitoring and testing

We ask all guests to be alert for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow procedures for informing our staff as soon as any symptoms develop.

Life Onboard

Face masks onboard

Currentlyyou’re required to wear face mask in public areas indoors, except when eating and drinking. Outside on deck, face masks may be removed if physical distancing is possible. Policies may vary by destination, in line with local requirements.

Physical distancing

We plan to sail with a reduced passenger capacity to enable greater physical distancing onboard. We have also reduced the guest capacities of public spaces like our restaurants and lecture halls so that all guests can enjoy our services and activities comfortably.

Cleaning and hygiene

We’ve enhanced our standard practices with additional cleaning protocols to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. 

All public spaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected throughout the day, and hand sanitiser is available throughout the ship. We have increased the frequency of all cleaning procedures, especially for high touch areas. 

Guest cabins are cleaned and disinfected daily. Our housekeeping staff are equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are trained in new methods to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Expedition lectures and activities

One of the highlights of a Hurtigruten Expedition is the wide array of expedition activities we provide onboard, from lectures to activities in our Science Center. As we restart operations, we plan to offer all of our standard onboard activities. 

We’ve introduced enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures for public areas such as our Science Center. Hand sanitiser will be available and touch points regularly cleaned. Lecture hall seating capacities have been adjusted to allow for physical distancing. On some ships, we’ll offer streamed lectures, enabling you to enjoy them in your cabin.

Dining

We’ve made adjustments to our food and beverage services to reduce the risk of COVID-19. 

We’re reducing seating capacity and extending opening hours in our restaurants to facilitate increased distances between tables. Our new reservation system for restaurants minimises wait times. At restaurant entrances, guests can expect hand sanitiser dispensers and a temperature check with a contactless temperature scanner. 

We have adapted menus and services to offer individual dishes rather than self-service buffets. We also provide a “takeaway service” for guests who wish to dine in their cabin. 

Our Explorer Lounge and pool bars, where applicable, will be operating via table service only.

Hotel and wellness facilities

Our pool, spa, gym, and other wellness facilities will be open on all ships where they’re available. Use of these facilities and certain services may be limited. 

We’ve introduced new procedures in these spaces, including enhanced cleaning and disinfection and limited guest capacity. In some cases, you’ll need to make a reservation in advance.

Medical services

Our expedition ships feature a small onboard hospital available at all hours. Every ship has a medical team with a doctor and at least one nurse, supported 24/7 by dedicated land-based experts. Our medical staff can conduct a rapid COVID-19 test onboard and are trained in outbreak prevention and response.

Our New Hybrid Ship

Featuring Hurtigruten’s revolutionary battery hybrid powered propulsion system, MS Fridtjof Nansen will be a near identical twin to her sister ship MS Roald Amundsen.

Combining state of the art technology and premium on board experience with Hurtigruten’s 125 years of experience and unparalleled destinations, the two Norwegian built ships introduces the next generation of adventure travel.

10 REASONS TO TRAVEL WITH HURTIGRUTEN

At Hurtigruten we give you the opportunity to travel with meaning. We have been exploring polar waters since 1893 – over 125 years! Our explorations are grounded in the tastes of people who value learning and personal growth over luxury. We are world leader in sustainable explorer travels in Polar Regions. We offer unique experiences and impart knowledge in a way that leaves the smallest environmental footprint possible.

Our unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet consisting of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, enables us to offer you unique nature-based experiences to the most remote corners of the world.

Northern Lights Promise on Norway Expedition Cruises

The beautiful Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature’s ultimate light show. We know that no trip to the Arctic Circle is quite complete without experiencing this highlight at least once on your journey.

If the Northern Lights do not appear on your expedition cruise to Norway, we will give you another 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE*.

The promise is applicable on select voyages between 1 October and 31 March*.

*Full Terms & Conditions apply.

*Terms and Conditions

Northern Light Promise Terms & Conditions

Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and which is announced to passengers on board. An occurrence can last anything from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ships decision as to whether the Northern light occurred is final. We hope that you will experience seeing the Northern Lights whilst on your Classic Round Voyages in Norway, although we cannot be held responsible if you don’t. We do however, promise that in the event of there being no Northern Lights Occurrence as defined above on your voyage, we will invite you back to cruise with us once more.

 

Subject to the following ‘Terms and Conditions’ in 2020/21

You will be able to take a 6 or 7 days Classic Voyage cruise, departing 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 in an unspecified inside twin cabin on a full board basis, (you may upgrade to another grade of cabin subject to additional costs and availability). This offer applies to all new bookings, departing from 1 October 2020 to 31 Mar 2021. Hurtigruten reserves the right to withdraw or amended the offer at any time . Please check at the time of booking as to current status of offer The offer cruise must be booked within 28 days from your return date. A choice of departure dates will be given. ‘Exclusions’ Offer excludes flights, transfers, all on board expenses, excursions, luggage handling. Offer does not apply to re-scheduled or cancelled cruises. Bookings are non-transferable, non-changeable and have no cash value.

 

Subject to the following ‘Terms and Conditions’ in 2021/22

You will be able to take a 6 or 7 days Classic Voyage cruise, departing 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023 in an unspecified inside twin cabin on a full board basis, (you may upgrade to another grade of cabin subject to additional costs and availability). This offer applies to all new bookings on the Classic Round Voyages along the Norwegian coast, departing from 1 October 2021 to 31 Mar 2022. Hurtigruten reserves the right to withdraw or amended the offer at any time . Please check at the time of booking as to current status of offer The offer cruise must be booked within 28 days from your return date. A choice of departure dates will be given. ‘Exclusions’ Offer excludes flights, transfers, all on board expenses, excursions, luggage handling. Offer does not apply to re-scheduled or cancelled cruises. Bookings are non-transferable, non-changeable and have no cash value.

 

Subject to the following ‘Terms and Conditions’ in 2022/23

You will be able to take a 6 or 7 days Classic Voyage cruise, departing 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024 in an unspecified inside twin cabin on a full board basis, (you may upgrade to another grade of cabin subject to additional costs and availability). This offer applies to all new bookings along the Norwegian coast, departing from 1 October 2022 to 31 Mar 2023. Hurtigruten reserves the right to withdraw or amended the offer at any time . Please check at the time of booking as to current status of offer The offer cruise must be booked within 28 days from your return date. A choice of departure dates will be given. ‘Exclusions’ Offer excludes flights, transfers, all on board expenses, excursions, luggage handling. Offer does not apply to re-scheduled or cancelled cruises. Bookings are non-transferable, non-changeable and have no cash value.

Masters of Polar Waters

We have been exploring the world for 125 years, discovering dramatic destinations such as Antarctica, Greenland, and Iceland. Join us on a journey to the extraordinary and learn why we are the world leader in exploration travel.

125 Years as Explorers

Hurtigruten has been cruising the Norwegian coast for over 125 years and you won’t find a better guide to show you the best the coast has to offer.

War on Plastic

Hurtigruten wages war on plastic! By 2 July 2018, single-use plastic will be removed from all Hurtigruten ships.

Northern Lights Voyage

Enjoy a Hurtigruten voyage to Northern Norway in search of the Northern Lights.

E-Brochures

Note: Please check with us for the latest prices in Euros. Brochure prices are in Pounds.

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